Welcome back, my friends! I tried something a little different this time. One of my goals this year is to get out of my comfort box and do some new things – including more than just cards!
I didn’t make a “not a card,” but I tried a little different technique. I’m not sure I’m a huge fan, but I do love the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!®
I stamped the large and small splatter images from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set several times in Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I used my Stamparatus, and after I inked the stamp, I spritzed it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Clear Wink of Stella. It’s sparkly in person, but not overwhelming. After I spritzed the stamp, I let the Stamparatus plate fall, so it caused the ink to splatter and spread a bit more than if I had just stamped it. This is a technique called The Stamparatus Slap, and it was created by accident by demonstrator Tandra Boyer.
After the ink dried, I stamped the flowers from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and the sentiment (also from Hand-Penned Petals) in Orchid Oasis.
I adhered the stamped layer to a layer of Basic Black Cardstock, then to a Sweet Sorbet card base. So fun – and very quick! If you’re not a fan of coloring images, this is a good technique for you.
I added some Iridescent Rhinestones to the flower centers to add just a bit more sparkle.
Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration and the January-April Mini Catalog Sales Period both begin tomorrow, January 5. There are so many fun new products! I have a “Faker shaker” card ready to show you Friday!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day!